An author who interprets maladies…

Nilanjana Sudheshna Lahiri was born on July 11th , 1967, in London, England. Her parents were a Bengali couple who immigrated to the United Kingdom from Calcutta, India. Her mother wanted that their children conserved their Bengali roots, so she often organized trips to India so that her descendants met their relatives in Calcutta. Lahiri’s…

Socio cultural context and literary style

Lahiri’s writing is characterized by her “plain” language and her characters, often Indian immigrants to America who must navigate between the cultural values of their homeland and their adopted home. Lahiri’s fiction is autobiographical and frequently draws upon her own experiences as well as those of her parents, friends, acquaintances, and others in the Bengali communities with which…

Works and covers

Preview of the short story A Temporary Matter, the first one in Interpreter of Maladies Audiobook Content of her new book

A Pulitzer winner… and more!

In 1999, Lahiri published Interpreter of Maladies, her first short story collection, and a year later she was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book sold 600,000 copies and it generated divergent opinions because American critics praised the short story collection, while some Indian critics considered that the collection represented Indians negatively. The…

A new beginning

The romance between Jhumpa Lahiri and Italy started years ago. It was so deep that she has lived in the European country with her family, and the experience of learning Italian inspired a new book. In the spring of 2000, six years after her trip to Florence with her sister, Lahiri went to Venice. In…

Sources

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